Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories: 23 Classic Hats, Shawls, and Bags by Kathryn Fulton is a 2014 crochet book from Stackpole Books that I like for several different reasons.
The second that I saw the press release announcing the work of Mady Gerard, I knew that she was someone I needed to know more about. She was a 1970s crochet designer, which I adore, and she’s an 84-year-old woman who is still going strong with her crochet work today, which I adore even more. I immediately delved into her informative website and fell in love.
Almost two years ago I started a crochet blog project called 50 Years of Crochet History. I loved researching 1930s crochet to kick that off but let it trail away because the research does take a lot of time. However, I think it’s important to curate that history so I’m resuming the project now. I’ll begin where I left off, looking now at Crochet in 1938.
Remember that I recently introduced you to the reader Flo who shared some of her beautiful crochet work with us?
I want to take a look back at all of the amazing things that were shared in crochet last year. Here were the posts related to vintage / retro crochet.
I’m just loving the image for this vintage crochet dress pattern from the 1970s.
Let’s look at just a little bit more 1975 crochet, this time from a different magazine: Woman’s Day Granny Squares.